It’s lonely at the top

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

SWIM­MING SIXTY years af­ter the first per­son swam from North Fre­man­tle to Rot­tnest, hun­dreds took to Leighton Beach to at­tempt the swim them­selves in last week­end’s in­au­gu­ral Port to Pub meet.

Among the 700 swim­mers who took part was South Perth’s Sian Wil­liams, who won the 20km solo cat­e­gory in a lit­tle un­der four hours and 58 min­utes, beat­ing the next best swim­mer by 18 min­utes.

She said she felt a bit lonely swim­ming by her­self for most of the race. “I was ner­vous about the un­ex­pected and how my body would pull up,” she said. “I only se­ri­ously started train­ing six weeks ago.”

Bradley Smith won the 25km swim in five hours, 34 min­utes.

Sian Wil­liams won the 20km Port to Pub race in just un­der five hours.

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